| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:47 PM
A few weeks ago there was laughter around the NFL because the primetime game Thanksgiving Day featured two losing teams: the Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. But now, there is a renewed excitement.
Both teams have losing records at 5-6, but the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:13 AM
Now that the NFL season is here, I’m putting a twist on my weekly Blogger on Blogger series. Each week, I will enlist a blogger who regularly writes about the Ravens’ opponent to help me break down the game. This week, I exchanged emails...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco appeared to get the message Sunday.
When a team resorts to the Wildcat or trick plays to spark an offense, it's a slap at the personnel, especially the quarterback. Flacco didn't appear to be happy when the team lined up in...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Joe Flacco had one of his best games. The most impressive part was his footwork in the pocket. When the Steelers got pressure, Flacco bought time by stepping up or moving around in the pocket. It might have been his most complete game of...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:58 AM
If a national television audience can win its showdown with tryptophan, it will be treated to another thriller between the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, who have played three-point games in eight of their past nine meetings. I picked the home team to...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Joe Flacco did not sound like a man who had just led his team to its biggest victory of the season.
Standing at the podium late Thursday night -- or was it early Friday morning? -- Flacco harped on missed opportunities against the Pittsburgh Steelers...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:17 PM
It was true last year, and it was true again Thanksgiving night: No one does the NFL like “NBC Sunday Night Football.”
From the opening aerial shots making even old Baltimore look all glittery and glam, to Bob Costas welcoming tens of...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Ben Roethlisberger's anger and frustration continue to grow as speculation keeps swirling around the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback.
The source of Roethlisberger's rage: a series of NFL Network reports alleging that the former Super Bowl victor doesn't...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:48 PM
In the perfect NFL world — at least from a marketing standpoint — every one of the 32 teams would still be in playoff contention in mid-December. The only question is whether there comes a point when parity becomes parody.
I think we have...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Midway through the NFL season, the Ravens' rookie class has shown incremental signs of progress.
With the exception of undrafted wide receiver Marlon Brown and free safety Matt Elam, a first-round pick, the other rookies have yet to make an impact....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:26 PM
The answer to one of the biggest questions about the 2013 season is almost clear now.
Did Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco earn the $120.6 million contract he signed during the offseason? Absolutely. Can he carry a team? No.
If he could, the Ravens would...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:00 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals were dealt a crushing blow last week with the news that $55 million defensive tackle Geno Atkins had been lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Although the Bengals remain atop the AFC North...